YUNGMORPHEUS talks growing up in Miami, skipping grades in elementary school, why he’s pursuing art rather than academia, and performs “Championship Spliff” live in studio
YUNGMORPHEUS had a busy 2020. Starting off the year dropping the impressive collaboration Bag Talk with Pink Siifu, before continuing with solo project Black Schemata, a beat tape Pieces, and wrapping it up with the great EP Mise En Place.
He’s started 2021 with the same feverish pace dropping the States of Precarity LP last week. In the song he performed for us, “Championship Spliff,” he states he “took time to hone the pen, I had something to say.” His progress as a rapper and beatsmith have been on a constant upward trajectory, and I find that line to be poignant because he seems to have really hit his stride this year and sounds more comfortable and formidable on the mic than ever before. You can tell he’s been taking the time to hone the pen.
We discuss hitting that stride and much more. Hear us talk about growing up in Miami, skipping grades in elementary school, and why he’s pursuing art rather than academia.